Jamie and the school band have established a well–deserved reputation as one of the most exciting, talented bands around. Their fantastic live shows have earned them many fans and record sales around the globe.
The band is made up of young, yet highly experienced musicians fronted by Jamie Goddard. The band enjoyed a year’s residency at The Hammersmith Palais for SchoolDisco.com and have performed at many prestigious venues all over the world; Old Trafford, Cliveden, Stamford Bridge, The Club ( Abu Dhabi),Goodwood, Grosvenor Hotel (Park Lane), Caerphilly Castle &Telford International Centre.
They have also enjoyed 3 summer season at Butlins and have regularly appeared at their themed adult weekends.
The band’s energetic 100% live show entertains crowds of all ages, performing a wide range of music to suit all tastes.
The band has appeared with or on the same bill as the following artists;
Jason Donovan, Bananarama, East 17, Nick Kershaw, Chesney Hawkes, M People, Bucks Fizz, Betty Boo, Doctor & the Medics, Go West,
Chappers & Dave (Radio1), Timmy Mallet, Bad Manners, Toyah, 2 Unlimited, T’pau, Musical Youth, Keith Harris with Orville and many more.
Charity is a very important part of the band, having played for Children in Need which was featured on BBC1. In May 2005 the boys helped raise £20,000 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign. Late 2007 the boys were involved in ‘The Chesney Hawkes Xmas Cracker’ event raising £24,000 for The White Lodge Centre. The band has also performed to raise money for The Tsunami Appeal, Scope, Cancer Research, Comic Relief, Save the Children and many more. Jamie is also involved in charitable Schools tour encouraging young people to get involved in music.
In 2008 the band were featured on a documentary on Channel 8 in the Israel. Jamie is a gold selling songwriter with WARNER BROTHERS and his music has been broadcasted on major UK and European Radio stations including BBC Radio 2. He has written songs used for TV on major German TV Networks including SAT1 & NINE as well as ITV1 & Channel Chelsea.
Thank you so much for giving us such a fantastic night at the wedding. All the guests loved you and keep telling us how great you are. Thank you for learning the other songs for us. I’ve never seen a dancefloor packed like that before. You were the highlight of the day for us! Lots of love Donna & Des Feb 2010
To all the guys in Jamie & the first class a huge thank you from the entire family you were absolutely fantastic! We had a great day and the music was out of this world. You had everyone on the dance floor all night. Everyone has commented on how good the band was and asked for your detail! We wanted to say thank you for an amazing night's entertainment. All the very Best Errmal and Kate June 2009
Hi Jamie, Just to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on the 9th - you were incredible! Everyone has been saying how great you were, you really made the night perfect for me. I didn't get to speak to you really on the night, so thought I'd drop you a line. So thanks a million. You're brilliant! Love Jo. Wedding in Norfolk 2009
There can’t be many better ways to end a showcase session than with a band like Jamie & the First Class. Complete in school blazers festooned with buttons, these are indeed a class of mayhem-making musical ragamuffins but with the undoubted ability to turn their hand to covers as wide ranging as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Proclaimers through to Buggles and The Clash. They’re just a great sounding young band who could probably gig every night of the year if they wanted - and they probably do. THE STAGE
“Jamie and the band got the dance floor crowded on their first number and it stayed that way throughout the evening. Dancers of all ages thought the band was fantastic. You made it effortless!” Kerry Brooker -The British Pain Society Corporate Event, Old Trafford 2005
Basic PA system package
Mackie 5k PA system 2 x SA 1532 full range speakers, 3 x SRM 450 tops & 2 x SWA SWA1801 subs,
1 x DBX 1066 compressor, Soundcraft Spirit FX16 ii mixing desk.
AKG Drum mics and 6 x Shure SM58 for vocals and guitars
Basic lighting package
2 x LED stage washes, floor standing
4 x Abstract ‘ROADIE’ floor standing effect lighting
Pro lighting package
Four metres of professional tri lite trussing including
2 x Abstract XP2 lighting effect
4 x ISolution imove 200’s
SHINP Twin laser,
2 x LED STAGE WASHES,
2 x Abstract ‘ROADIE’ floor standing effects.
Concert lighting package
Concert lighting packages can be provided for larger or outdoor events.
These lighting shows would be similar to our Centre Stage shows at Butlins.
Marshall JCM 2000 guitar amp, Peavey Valve King VK212 guitar amp
MArk Bass Bass amp, Gibson ‘Studio’ Les Paul guitars
Fender Stratocaster VIOLIN bass,
Premier XPK5 piece drum kit with Zildjian cymbals
DJ – Golden Sounds disco
Highly experienced disc jockey with over 9000 tracks, covering all areas of music.
This compliments the band’s show and keeps the dance floor packed all night long.
Compere and comedian
Backdrops and star cloths
Backing singers, dancers and extra musicians
Guitar smashing at the end of the show
They were truly amazing. Jamie's vocals were sublime and quite frankly I couldn’t take my eyes off him all night. They played songs that appealed to all ages and really got the party started. They were so professional from start to finish and all my guests were very impressed.
Lesley Coyle added this review
10 / 10
Thanks again Jamie, & we’ll be keeping an eye on your website for future events as you have 2 devotees on your hands!!
Nickie & Graham added this review
10 / 10
Hi Jamie, Thank you very much for all your services which I found extremely professional and helpful. Jamie & the 1st class was an incredible band that gave us exactly what I was looking for: a lot of fun & great music round it with a great entertaining performance. You were all are great people which made it all more enjoyable for me & my friends. I am sure you made a few friends in Poland. Thank you very much again & wish you great success.
Miguel Choy added this review
10 / 10
Hi Jamie, Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you and the band for playing our wedding at The Grovesfield. We had a fantastic time and so many people commented on how much they enjoyed the band so you will get some more work no doubt.
Amanda added this review
10 / 10
Hi Jamie, Just a quick note to say again how much we all enjoyed the band on Saturday night, you were all fantastic and I hope the crowd on the dance floor confirmed this! I would like to provisionally reserve again for next year if ok with you even though it seems crazy looking so far ahead! Many thanks again.
Katherine (Speen Fund Raising Event) added this review
10 / 10
The First Class was exactly that - just brilliant! They played so many of our favourite songs, they had everyone up dancing immediately, & everyone just wanted them to go on & on! They were brilliant, great fun, & incredibly professional. I would definitely book them again & encourage anybody else to do the same! Without exception, all of our guests commented on how brilliant the music was with such a fantastic band.
Jo & Eddie added this review
Average rating for Jamie & the school band :
out of 10(based on 6 ratings &
6 user reviews)